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UFC 168 is shaping up to be one of the biggest events in the history of the UFC. If Dana White is to be believed, the December event is already well on its way to beating the record setting UFC 100.
According to White, the UFC has already sold over $750,000 worth of tickets through personal requests to VP of event operations Donna Marcolini.
“That’s what Donna has sold, alone,” White said during a recent press conference, according to MMA Junkie.
“To this point, it will be the biggest fight ever,” he added. “I think it’s going to beat [UFC 100]. I’d be shocked if this didn’t beat it.
For a frame of reference, UFC 100 had 1.6 million PPV buys, and a live gate of $5,128,490.
“I can think of the Jones-Gustafsson that I was just at, which was f—ing awesome, just the energy watching that fight happen,” White said. “And can you imagine when the lights drop and we get ready for the main event? It’s going to be crazy. It’s one of those fights where I want to be there live for that fight. It’s going to be insane.”
UFC 168 will take place on December 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. As previously reported, tickets will go on sale for Fight Club members on Wednesday, with general ticket sales beginning on Friday.
The event will be headlined by a championship bout between Anderson Silva and the recently crowned Chris Weidman. A women’s bantamweight fight between rival TUF coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate will co-headline the night.